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Machine: Engineered Dining and Drink, Chicago, IL

Machine: Engineered Dining and Drink

4.6
4.6
990 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Machine serves a globally-inspired, modern-American menu with an innovative craft cocktail program along with an on-site flower shop. The trinity combines to create an approachable neighborhood concept in the heart of Wicker Park. Our team consists of some of the sharpest & untapped minds this city has to offer. The only way to challenge ourselves is to push the boundaries that have imprisoned tradition; the only way to introduce our creativity...is to challenge you. Every meal, cocktail, bouquet & menu has been thoughtfully engineered for a new dining & drinking experience.

Please note: a gratuity of 20% will be added to parties of 6 or more.
All experiences are limited to 90-minute periods in order to accommodate all guests.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 186 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 276-7422

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    Kristofer Lohraff

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your next event at Machine! Please contact Brian for more information at Brian@machinehospitality.com

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (773) 276-7422

  • Neighborhood

    Bucktown / Wicker Park

  • Cross street

    Division Street and Marion Court

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Blue line stop near by. Division and Wood Bus stop.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Pre-assembled Featured Bouquet

    Multiple dates available
    Take your dining experience to the next level with an elegant pre-made bouquet at your table. Choose between our Standard or Engineered bouquet for your special occasion or date night. Payment will be separate from your final bill.
  • Tableside flower cart service

    Multiple dates available
    Our signature Tableside Flower Cart service is a build-your-own experience that allows you to create your own unique custom bouquet. Simply pick your favorite blooms with one of our talented in-house florists, then we’ll arrange and present your one-of-a-kind bouquet at your table while you dine. Flowers are priced per stem *24 hour notice is required for flower crowns. Please contact leo@machinehospitality.com to reserve your crown.*

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What 990 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Despite service being a bit slow, my night at Machine was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had since being in Chicago!!! The atmosphere was laid back yet elegant, the staff was kind and accommodating, and the food was excellent. We designed a custom bouquet with the in-house florist and she was an absolute gem - made our night with how friendly and informative she was!! I couldn’t recommend this place more
  2. JJ

    JeremyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very fun time. The food and drinks are amazing!
  3. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great ambience. Unique food and drink. Perfect Date Spot.
  4. d

    deannad

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No idea where to start - we were so lucky to have perfect weather on a beautiful night with a great table outside - our server was attentive and fun, our food (duck gnocchi, salmon salad and a basic kids cheeseburger) was all outstanding. We said 100 times how lucky we felt to have found this perfect restaurant - we could have sat and people watched and sipped and snacked all night if some other lucky folks weren't waiting for their turn. Try it!
  5. NL

    NatalieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, food and staff were great and the floral service was the cherry on top! Will definitely be coming again
  6. SS

    SalilS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails. Awesome food and great service.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 5 days agoExcellent review! We're so happy you had a great time and we can't wait to see you again.

  7. JG

    JenniferG

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails were great. Food was so good and service was amazing!

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 5 days agoWe're thrilled you had a great time and we can't wait to see you again!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love, love, love. Service was top notch. No del

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded 6 days agoWe love love love your review! Thank you for your kind words!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    More menu variety would be nice. All the items we did order were great. Cocktails were good. Was not wowed by the shared ones. I thought I would get the wow factor by the photos I saw. Service was lovely.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The classiest restaurant I have ever been to in my life (and I am a native New Yorker). Would move to Chicago just for access to this restaurant! The service was unparalleled. The food was superb (I ate the short rib). I also ordered two cocktails - Beautiful Little Fool and Caged Old Fashioned. OMG! The presentation, the craftsmanship, the quality - all phenomenal. Super impressive all around! The decor of this restaurant makes it the prettiest these 36 year old eyes have EVER seen. I am flying back next month just to sample their menu again and try their cocktail “Devil’s in the Details!”
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single thing about my evening there was great. No complaints. It was my birthday. And as a celebrity, I like a lowkey celebration and not too much attention. And that’s exactly what it was. Creative cocktails. Delicious dinner. Great service. Pure delight.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. I loved the unique drinks.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on August 9, 2022Thank you for your wonderful review!

  13. PA

    PaulA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. I would highly recommend this establishment for brunch

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on August 9, 2022Thank you so much for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you for dinner soon!

  14. CM

    ClaireM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fun and interesting cocktails, perfect for an evening or brunch date!

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on August 9, 2022You can't forget about happy hour either! Wednesday-Friday we have half off our communal cocktails and our entire Reserve Wine List!

  15. HA

    HannaA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    dined here for my birthday with a group of friends. was an absolute gem with beautiful drinks and delicious food. the table side flower cart service is really beautiful and we had a great time building my birthday bouquet! 10/10 highly recommend!

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on August 9, 2022Thank you so much for celebrating your birthday with us Hanna! We're very happy you were able to build your own Birthday bouquet!

  16. WC

    WindyCityGrl

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around! Will definitely return for the unique drinks and table flower service!

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on August 9, 2022Thank you so much for dining in with us WindyCityGrl!

  17. G

    Gabriela

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    I had a reservation for my husband’s birthday at 10pm showed up at 9:58. I was very quickly seated but was placed in the middle of the pathway of the room right in front of the bar and people were constantly bumping into us and I had to basically yell so my husband could hear me. No one greeted or Acknowledged us after we were seated until 10:20pm. Drinks and desert were absolutely delicious and definitely worth the price. They made up for the poor service a bit but I definitely don’t recommend coming here on special occasions or for dinner.
  18. FN

    FridayNightFoodie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice ambiance and amazing tasty food. Everything was served and presented as an experience and not just “food”. Really made a regular dinner into something over the top. And loved that the mocktails were equally “machine engineered” as the regular cocktails. Only annoying part was the selling of the flowers . But it was still nice to see

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on August 7, 2022Thank you for your feedback here FridayNightFoodie! We're thrilled you had a great evening and would love to hear a little bit more about your flower experience, as we are the only restaurant with a connected flower shop that we know of we are always looking to hear about ways we can improve. Feel free to reach out directly to Daniel@machinehospitality.co m to share any thoughts or feedback on how we can improve here!

  19. P

    Pandasnax

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was only able to have the drinks, but they were excellent. Our waitress was able to steer us in the right direction in terms of what cocktails to order.
  20. SC

    SavithaC

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The food was tasty, but the meal was fairly expensive. The service was really where things fell apart. While everyone was friendly, it did seem that our waiter entirely forgot about us for extended periods of the evening. That may have been fine on it’s own, but then there was a mix up with an order and there was no effort to accommodate though the mistake lay with the restaurant. On top of it they wouldn’t split checks more than three ways. Certainly not a dining experience I would recommend to larger groups

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on August 7, 2022Hello Savitha, I want to apologize if you felt forgotten about during your visit and wanted to find out more information about the mix up with the order. I know I had talked with your table a few times last night while you were here and would have loved to accommodate any changes that needed to be made if there was a mistake on our end. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at daniel@machinehospitality.co m to share more details about your visit.

  21. MK

    MeenaK

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their cocktails are hard to miss. The presentation is unparalleled, food was also surprisingly really good. We went there for brunch, the vibe was good. Not too noisy, not too quiet, perfect setting to meet with friends or a date.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on August 2, 2022Meena! What a great review to leave for Machine, we can't thank you enough for your support and we can't wait to see you again!

  22. AD

    AlexD

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, good drinks, cute gimmicks. A special occasion place, to be sure.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on July 31, 2022We're elated you had a great time and we can't wait to see you for your next celebration!

  23. MA

    MinA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Over priced for what it is and service could be better.
  24. AD

    AkeemaD

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful time! We had a very accommodating server who fulfilled all our needs. Get the tacos, WORTH IT! We’ll definitely be back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great experience.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Our server was not at all acknowledging to our table. She stopped in to take our food order and our drink order; once the food arrived she checked in once more until we were done. When we ordered drinks, we also ordered sparkling water. Which never arrived. We received tap water instead, and one of the glasses still had lip stick stain from previous consumer. When we ordered a bottle of bubbles, our wine glasses were brought out straight from the glass/dish washer… they were soaked. They didn’t even try to polish the glasses. My guest asked for their cocktail ON THE ROCKS two separate times and they arrived in coups. We asked our server for extra condiments; which we never received It was not as busy for our server or our service to be that forgetful or missed. We did not have the experience we hoped we did. Will not be coming back.
  27. N

    Nummers

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish I could give Engineered 10 stars. It was the perfect experience from the host station to departure. Everyone was welcoming and engaging. The bday celebration menu and card was a nice touch. Rashad was so personable, knowledgeable and had the best smile. The smoked carrots and chicken tacos were magic. Everyone loved their food.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on July 24, 2022We're so thrilled that you had such and amazing experience here with us at Machine! We will pass this onto Rashad as well to celebrate with him. We can't thank you enough for sharing such kind and beautiful words with us!

  28. VG

    VinnyG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every aspect of Machine was amazing! The food was delicious and the cocktails were divine! Everyone was so lovely and so helpful. 10/10 would recommend for a date night

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on July 24, 2022This is what we strive for day in and day out! Thank you so much for your beautiful review VinnyG! We'll be sure to pass this on to our staff and we can't wait to see you again!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience with a small group to celebrate my birthday. The waiter was so wonderful and made it all the more better .

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on July 24, 2022We're thrilled you had a wonderful experience and we can't wait to see you for the next celebration!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a brunch sprinkle for an expecting mom and this place Machine and was super accommodating, professional and food is amazing!
  31. CL

    CL2Chi

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks, meal and dessert were excellent! Not my first time dining/drinking here and it won’t certainly won’t be my last.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on July 24, 2022Thank you so much for your continued support! We can't wait to see you again CL2Chi!

  32. OC

    Ozzie2ChiTown

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and service. Needs a fuller bar service with more options. Craft cocktails are great but need to be able to appeal to all drink preferences. The place is great for a date or special celebration, but it is a little pricey. All and All I will return and try more of the food items.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Our waiter was rude and gave us attitude the entire night. We were a large group so 20% gratuity was automatically applied, I think this is why he didn't bother check up on us or try to be friendly because he knew he didn't need to, to get his tip for the night. Cocktails were good but because the service was horrible we wanted to leave asap. Will not be returning.
  34. A

    Arlo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Wagyu was really rubbery this time, we ordered two. Med-rare and well done both were like hockey pucks. It was missing flavor this time, had to ask for salt. Everything else on the plate was delicious.
  35. E

    Eddy

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was delicious. The interior design was really cool! Each room had it’s own vibe, equally as nice. Our waiter was great and even though we didn’t partake, the florist was very kind and friendly. Price was a little high (for drinks and food portions) but not unreasonable. Only real complaint is how unfriendly the hostesses were. They both were not welcoming and made us feel like it was a bother to ask them anything. It’s a shame because that’s the first people you interact with as you walk in Machine. Overall, we had a pretty good birthday dinner date!
  36. N

    Nico

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The mussels and burger were spicier than the previous times we’ve ordered before.
  37. TG

    TinaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Nice atmosphere. Chicken tacos were good, just had to fight to eat them ..they were kinda tough. Drinks were tasty, just not too potent. Overall just ok.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic ambiance. The food was delicious and there were lots of options for my friend who was gluten free.

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on July 24, 2022Thank you so much for dining in with us and we're thrilled our staff was able to give you options for your friend while you were here!

  39. BT

    BeeTee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE the ambiance and the place! Was a great experience and will be bringing more people

    Machine: Engineered Dining and DrinkResponded on July 19, 2022Thank you so much for your wonderful review BeeTee! We're thrilled you had a great experience and can't wait to see you again!

  40. D

    Dalhia

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was poor, starting with kind of rude hostess and constantly disappearing waiter. Food on the table, but still no silver or plates. Food was very basic, delivered cold. Had much higher expectations, not returning back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Machine: Engineered Dining and Drink offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 276-7422.

Machine: Engineered Dining and Drink is rated 4.6 stars by 990 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 186 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Machine: Engineered Dining and Drink

1846 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622-3112

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Division Street and Marion Court

  • Neighborhood

    Bucktown / Wicker Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Blue line stop near by. Division and Wood Bus stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    Kristofer Lohraff

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 276-7422

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your next event at Machine! Please contact Brian for more information at Brian@machinehospitality.com

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (773) 276-7422

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